June 03, 2018
Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Member Mike Walsh served as a guest speaker on Antitrust Law and Public Records Requests at the 59th Annual Louisiana Asphalt Pavement Association (LAPA) Meeting and Convention, held May 30-June 1, at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, in Point Clear, Alabama.
The convention serves as an annual networking and learning environment for more than 100 asphalt, construction, environmental, and energy business leaders, and representatives from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, LAPA, and other state organizations. LAPA is a statewide association comprised of producers, super associates and associate members working to promote the Louisiana Asphalt Pavement Industry, by working toward a better transportation infrastructure; partnering with governmental transportation departments; encouraging ethical behavior, sound business methods and practices; and being the chief advocate of better asphalt production.
Walsh has more than 35 years of experience representing clients in a variety of practice areas, including antitrust law, public records law, construction law, environmental law, alcoholic beverage licensing and related enforcement issues, civil and criminal litigation, family law, healthcare law, and professional liability.
Walsh has represented construction clients in litigation and transactional work involving commercial, residential, industrial and roadway projects in both the public and private sector. He has represented construction company owners, general contractors, subcontractors, homebuilders, architects, engineers, material and equipment suppliers, and manufacturers, in various legal issues facing the industry, including public bidding law disputes. He works with municipal, parish, and state agencies, and companies from various industries, on all the complex intricacies of public records requests, and in particular, the Louisiana Public Records Law, assisting in both helping clients submit public records requests, and how to respond to public records requests. Walsh advises and represents clients in a wide variety of antitrust and price fixing matters clients on whether business practices comply with regulations domestically and abroad, so that markets function effectively on fair and open competition.
Under antitrust law, price fixing is an illegal practice in which competing companies agree formally or informally to restrict prices within a specified range. Price fixing, bid rigging, and other forms of collusion are illegal and are subject to criminal prosecution by the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice. Taylor Porter antitrust attorneys advise clients on whether their business practices, or the practices being done to them, comply with regulations domestically and abroad so that markets function effectively on the basis of fair and open competition. Laws are written to provide and promote market competition, resulting in greater consumer protection.
The Louisiana Public Records Law, also known as Louisiana’s Sunshine laws, is designed to ensure that public records are preserved and open to the public. It grants any person the right to inspect and reproduce public documents in the possession of the state and its political subdivisions. Taylor Porter attorneys have valuable years of experience in working with municipal, parish, and state agencies, and also companies from various industries, on all the complex intricacies of public records requests, and in particular, the Louisiana Public Records Law. Taylor Porter attorneys assist in both helping people submit public records requests, and how to respond to public records requests.